WMID-528F34: Roman coin: Denarius of Trajan

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Unique ID: WMID-528F34

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman denarius, probably of Trajan (AD 98-117), dating to the period c.AD 103-111 (Reece period 5). CO[S V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC] reverse type depicting Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopiae. Mint of Rome. cf. RIC II, p. 252, no. 118.

Diameter: 17.6 mm
Thickness: 2.0 mm
Weight: 1.9 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 103
Date to: Circa AD 111

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.9 g
Diameter: 17.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th December 2018 - Sunday 9th December 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Trajan
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Obverse description: Unclear laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: CO[S V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
RIC Identifier: RIC II Trajan 118
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : II cf. p. 252, no. 118

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Teddesley Hay (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9516
Four figure Latitude: 52.74160295
Four figure longitude: -2.07549928
1:25K map: SJ9516
1:10K map: SJ91NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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